Carbon Foam for CREST Combat

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911W6-05-C-0023
Agency Tracking Number: A043-080-2291
Amount: $69,961.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: A04-080
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Small Business Information
The Millennium Centre, R.R. 1, Box 100B, Triadelphia, WV, 26059
DUNS: 101582922
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Randy Handley
 Program Manager
 (304) 547-5800
 rah@trl.com
Business Contact
 Brian Joseph
Title: President
Phone: (304) 547-5800
Email: bej@trl.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Army has a need to identify, develop, test, and validate an electromagnetic interference (EMI) suppression technology and associated implementation processes that, when applied to U.S. Army combat helicopter avionics equipment modifications or upgrades, eliminate or drastically reduce the need to re-conduct electromagnetic/electronic environmental effects (E3) testing. This effort will identify and develop EMI performance and cost enhancements through the analysis, design, and demonstrations of an advanced EMI material. EMI, structural and thermal management properties will be evaluated and presented for the highest payoff, near-term insertion of advanced EMI technologies into desired system requirements of the Army. Touchstone Research Laboratory has a carbon foam material called "CFOAMr", which is inexpensive, lightweight, easily machined, and fire- and corrosion-resistant. Once carbonized to greater than 1000C, CFOAM is a natural EMI shield, capable of 60dB effectiveness in the 20M Hz to 18G Hz frequency range and can provide structures or enclosures for a broad application of avionics EMI suppression systems.

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